"Well done, Philippe! Each character is different but very intent on the game. You did a great job with the grouping of the figures - they all look like part of the whole yet are individuals. Wonderful!"
Acrylic on panel, 70 cm x 50 cmWith my wife we had a wonderful trip around China. I took some pictures of a great game of mahjong. Each character, both players and viewers, was strong. That's I tried to depict in this painting.
Philippe, i am so totally impressed by all the people in your paintings. i so want to try people, i just dont know where to begin. i guess i am not very brave haha. the more i look at yours, the more i want to try it though. you inspire me :)
Philippe..thank you for your kind words regarding my art work..I;ve been painting for years but I still have a long way to go! Your art is beautiful and I love the thoughts behind each of your paintings! Keep them coming!
Philippe - we are not supposed to critique works posted in the "photo" section, that is why I have hesitated. If you block off the left side of "Explosions" along the diagonal line of the background value shift, you will see a very nice, cheerful painting on the right side. Now block off the right side along the same line. The left side of the painting is quite drab by comparison, with lots of mid values but no light values except a few streaks of white. There is no unity between the two sides of the canvas. I think you need some bold light values on the left side to give it more life and provide a better sense of unity.